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These culled wood raised beds have been a huge success! Tons on Tomatoes, Peppers and Jalapenos are coming in, and even the random stuff is doing well.
Even if you only have a postage size yard, you can certainly offset your food costs and eat healthier with just a minimal investment that will continue to pay for years to come!

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I Run A Real Radio Station :
https://em-50.weebly.com/
(Note, You will have to stream the channel via FireFox Or Internet Explorer. Chrome and Edge won't work)

At my main website here:
https://farpointfarmsyoutube.weebly.com/

Find my older work, unedited work, and exclusive releases here:
Bitchute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/farpoint_farms/

I don't Tweet much, but you can find me on Twitter at:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheMidnightCaf2

Visit My Old School BBS Site Here On The Web At:
https://em-50.weebly.com/

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After installing the great 102 whip on my old Toyota T100, I heard a lot of comments about equally great smaller antennas. These folks had a point. Location does help a lot when placing an antenna on your car, so maybe a shorter antenna placed in the perfect spot can work as well as the 102.
I set out to find out, and researched what the internet thinks is the best mobile antenna on the market.
Meet the STRYKER SR-A10. It's mean looking, pretty large, and IT LIGHTS UP!

I'll do a range test with it, and we can all get to see if it really stacks up!

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I run a real (Internet) radio station here:
https://em-50.weebly.com/

I have a Facebook page where I sometimes come and chat.
https://www.facebook.com/Farpoint-Farms-410622929350197/

Here at:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpx7Y_IUSWjz6Lrjz8p5cGQ/featured

At my main website here:
https://farpointfarmsyoutube.weebly.com/

At my entertainment company site here :
https://em-50.weebly.com/

Find my older work, unedited work, and exclusive releases here:
Bitchute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/farpoint_farms/

I don't Tweet much, but you can find me on Twitter at:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheMidnightCaf2

Visit My Old School BBS Site Here On The Web At:
https://em-50.weebly.com/

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I figured it was time to round out the series on alternative forms of communication with a video on streaming radio stations. This has been around since the late 90's and is a really cool and FREE way of getting whatever it is you want to the masses.
My little station is used mostly by old users of the BBS from back in the late 90's, and fans from the overseas version of The Midnight Cafe, but there are always new people that trickle in and check it out from time to time.
You never know what you might here on the station as It plays a rotation of just about everything paranormal as well as some pretty cool royalty free music.
Speaking of music. I'd guess that around 99% of these streaming stations play commercial music and I'd bet a dollar that only about 1% of them actually paid the royalties, but they do so at their own risk. I'm not much for risk taking so I choose to play only what I own or stuff that is free to air, but you can feel free to do your own research on the subject if you choose to start your own station.

Feel free to check out the website, a recreation of the original BBS, and the Radio Station Stream here: https://em-50.weebly.com/

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Bitchute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/farpoint_farms/

I don't Tweet much, but you can find me on Twitter at:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheMidnightCaf2

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At my main website here:

At my entertainment company site here :
https://em-50.weebly.com/
Find my older work, unedited work, and exclusive releases here:
Bitchute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/farpoint_farms/

I don't Tweet much, but you can find me on Twitter at:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheMidnightCaf2

Shoutcast Radio Station : Search for WFPF Radio. The Voice Of The Mountains
(Note, You will have to stream the channel via IE. Chrome and Edge don't work)

Visit My Old School BBS Site Here On The Web At:
https://www.1670wastedradio.com/The-Midnight-Cafes-Original-Telnet-BBS-Service/

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So I've been working on the solar setup in my "Spare time" ha! Anyway I've managed to build the massive rack to hold all the solar panels. This is a 1200 watt array, a step down from my original plans for a 1600 watt setup. I still feel like this will be a huge plus in the near future!

Next up is the Hut to hold all the electronics and then its done!

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At my main website here:

At my entertainment company site here :
https://em-50.weebly.com/

Find my older work, unedited work, and exclusive releases here:
Bitchute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/farpoint_farms/

I don't Tweet much, but you can find me on Twitter at:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheMidnightCaf2

Shoutcast Radio Station : Search for WFPF Radio. The Voice Of The Mountains
(Note, You will have to stream the channel via IE. Chrome and Edge don't work)

Visit My Old School BBS Site Here On The Web At:
https://www.1670wastedradio.com/The-Midnight-Cafes-Original-Telnet-BBS-Service/

Buy Farpoint Farms Shirts, Mugs, and Stickers Here:
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I picked this up on a older Garden tractor a few months back and have been VERY happy with it. This is a lot like the Craftsman Tractor Scoop, but it has some upgrades that really set it apart. First, it's built with a heavier gauge of steel. Next, several options are available for it to make it more useful on your homestead, and lastly... It's 100% electric in operation. No bulky handles and levers to work with. This thing uses two fact acting actuators to lift and dump the bucket.
I own a Kubota BX series tractor and some may wonder why I still spend so much time working with my Garden Tractor and this type of attachment.
The reason is that a Garden tractor is just better for certain tasks than a SCUT. The smaller overall size and lighter weight makes it better suited for garden work.
I'll make a part 2 of this video and show how great this thing is at moving soil and rock, but it may be a while since that part of this season is already over.


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Find my older work, unedited work, and exclusive releases here:
Bitchute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/farpoint_farms/

I don't Tweet much, but you can find me on Twitter at:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheMidnightCaf2

Shoutcast Radio Station : Search for WFPF Radio. The Voice Of The Mountains
(Note, You will have to stream the channel via IE. Chrome and Edge don't work)

Visit My Old School BBS Site Here On The Web At:
https://www.1670wastedradio.com/The-Midnight-Cafes-Original-Telnet-BBS-Service/

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This little experiment to see as well as to show how easy it is to grow food on a small plot of land has really worked out. The plants are, as I write this, bearing fruits and veggies and we've been canning as well as eating them fresh.
The US needs to turn back to these small "Victory gardens" as a buffer from food insecurity.

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Find my older work, unedited work, and exclusive releases here:
Bitchute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/farpoint_farms/

I don't Tweet much, but you can find me on Twitter at:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheMidnightCaf2

Shoutcast Radio Station : Search for WFPF Radio. The Voice Of The Mountains
(Note, You will have to stream the channel via IE. Chrome and Edge don't work)

Visit My Old School BBS Site Here On The Web At:
https://www.1670wastedradio.com/The-Midnight-Cafes-Original-Telnet-BBS-Service/

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I agreed to do some engine rebuilds for 2 shops in town to make a little extra money here on the farm and decided to invest in a borescope to aid in diagnostics before wasting the time to tear down every engine they send me.
These scopes used to cost a fortune! Now, for less than $100 you can get a unit that has super bright LED lights and on board recording functions. It's amazing how fast the march of technology progresses. Over all I'm very happy with the unit and certainly would recommend it to techs looking to up their game!

I bought it here:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZV82MTN/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Find my older work, unedited work, and exclusive releases here:
Bitchute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/farpoint_farms/

I don't Tweet much, but you can find me on Twitter at:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheMidnightCaf2

Shoutcast Radio Station : Search for WFPF Radio. The Voice Of The Mountains
(Note, You will have to stream the channel via IE. Chrome and Edge don't work)

Visit My Old School BBS Site Here On The Web At:
https://www.1670wastedradio.com/The-Midnight-Cafes-Original-Telnet-BBS-Service/

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Not more than 24 hours after posting my video on the new Foxwell Tool I bought, A company reached out to me about reviewing a scan tool for them. I was honored, and told them to send it my way!

This is a neat little entry level code reader. While I wouldn't recommend it for the seasoned tech, nearly every care owner could benefit from one of these.
I wa surprised to see that it also included live data reading as that is a function that is usually reseerved for higer pirced scan tools. Overall, I liked it! Since I had just purchased one of these, I sent this one on to a brand new tech that was just getting started in the field.
To buy this tool, here are the links:

Ediag diagnostic scan tool
Amazon US : https://amzn.to/3dtDIkE
Use code to order save 10% 3P45NM48
Global link : https://bit.ly/3cpFO4I
Ediag Support Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/685767828916864/

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Ever since I got this thing last fall, I've wondered how it would do picking up dried grass cuttings. Well, I finally had the chance to test it out on plain grass, and it's a great success! Since filming this video I've devised a plan, I cut the lawn, take this thing out and use it to collect 3 good size plastic trash cans worth of grass clippings.
I use these daily to supplement the feed requirements here on my little farm, and it's great! The chickens, turkeys and rabbits love the fresh food, all while it helps me save money on feed costs.

Thinking outside the box when running a homestead is super important when money is a concern, and this lawn sweeper is a perfect example of how to stretch a dollar!

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Harbor Freight is recalling the following 3 and 6 ton jack stands.
56371, 61196, and 61197. Due to a casting flaw, these may fail under load causing you to be pinned or crushed under a vehicle.
If you own these return them to your nearest store for a gift card or replacement set.

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As A mechanic, I've come to realize that most tools are tools you buy once and own forever, but there are certain tools that wear out, or just age out.
Scan tools fall into that category. I own 3 scan tools. A entry level code reader, a mid level all system scanner, and a pro level bi-directional scan tool.

As it turns out, all 3 are about finished. They were all purchased back in 2008, and even with updates, they have simply run out of support.

This tool, The Ancel AD530 was supposed to replace my "Code reader" and it does an incredible job of doing that and much more. I'm blown away by all the things this little tool packs in, and especially how fast the live data refresh times are. It's less than $80 bucks and that's about $250 less than I paid for it;s 2008 predecessor!
Here is a link to where I got it for those that are interested.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N66TTQG

I've also ordered a replacement for my mid level scanner as well, so stay tuned for a video (or 2 on that) and later this year I expect to finally retire my OTC Genisys so I figure I'll be making a video on it's replacement as well!

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After an inexcusable delay, it's finally time to compare the AM vs SSB range of the McKinley rado. The Mobile antenna used was a TRAM 3500 and the base setup is the same as all my other videos (To try and give a fair review) i hooked up the old Antron A99 to my Uniden 980.

The results were good. Great for about 8 miles, then fair all the way our to 12 and even a clear message at 15 miles! I have really loved this radio!

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The Little Mirage. Loved by owners and panned by paid reviewers. What the true story of one of America's cheapest new cars?
In this man's opinion, it's a great reliable way to land a new car with a 10 year warranty. It gets insane gas milage from the CVT, while returning adequate performance even in up the steepest of inclines. The interior is clean, well laid out and has plenty of room, and the thing looks like a rocket ship.
So what's not to like? The gas tank is to small in my opinion.

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I picked up a set of these Retevis walkie talkies to test out here on the farm. I've been using some olywiz units, but these are pretty nice.
Very light weight and had good range.
Here is the link where I got them:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0834VR7JF?ref=myi_title_dp

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The $25.00 Shed I picked up months ago is starting to really take shape. It looks like it's going to be a neat little addition to the farm.

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Part 4 of why I miss Radio Shack and why you should too. What would the CB craze be without the massive influx of Radio Shack Radios. Love them or hate them, the Realistic branded radios accounted for more than 1/2 of all CB radios sold during the 80's and 90's and there were some real gems in there.
Love to hear your comments on this one!

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In an effort to make the new Husqvarna TS354 more stable on hills, I decided to take a trick from the Kubota BS series and add some wheel spacers. It turns out the spacers are the same as those used in Jeep Cherokee SUV's so finding a set was cheap enough.

At the same time I added Tri-rib, or Ag-tires for better traction when working the garden and a set of wheel weights I had from a previous project.

If you live in a hilly area, all of these are things you may want to consider doing to increase stability and traction.

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Spring is here and so are the spring projects. This wasn't really on the list, but when it came available at such a low price, I added it to the list. It's almost finished at the time of this upload and I think it really came out great!
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I have to move the live stream to Friday at 6 in order to take care of a little barn damage that happened here during a storm last night. Nothing major at all, but I don't want my feed getting wet!

See you all tomorrow!!

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Created 2 years, 1 month ago.

166 videos

Category DIY & Gardening

It's Erik, Owner of Farpoint Farms here in the mountains of North Carolina.

Join me here at my new Bit Chute home where I can once again share stories, ideas, and new plans without the constant fear of censorship that my YouTube channel suffers from.

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